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About School of Rock Knoxville

Welcome to School of Rock Knoxville, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Knoxville’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Knoxville has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.

School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Knoxville full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork, and achieving excellence through our unique teaching method.

Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star. Welcome to a place where students learn to create face-melting music while developing the skills they need to do so much more.

Contact Information

School of Rock Knoxville
101 Sherlake Ln Ste 101Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 247-4038

Hours of Operation

MondayClosed
Tuesday - Thursday
3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
FridayClosed
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SundayClosed

Programs

  • At School of Rock Knoxville, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

    Knoxville students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

    All students in Knoxville’s Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
    • Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Knoxville is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock Knoxville, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

    In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Knoxville students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Knoxville’s Rock 101 students can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce basic concepts and skills in a band setting
    • A firm grasp of the fundamentals of technique and music theory
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • School of Rock Knoxville’s top students can audition for our most prestigious honor: the School of Rock AllStars Program. Our AllStars represent the best of the best students from School of Rock’s entire global network of schools. With incredible musical aptitude, a knack for teamwork and incredible focus, today’s AllStars truly represent the future of rock and roll.

    Each summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour to perform in jaw-dropping live shows across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage with experienced, larger-than-life performers like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. There is no better way for a star on the rise to get a taste for what professional music is really like.

    School of Rock Knoxville’s AllStars can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can shine in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • A fast-paced tour experience with stage shows at legendary events and venues
    • To play with the best performers from School of Rock’s global community
    • The opportunity to rock out on stage with world-renowned artists
    • An epic rock experience like no other!

  • At School of Rock Knoxville, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Knoxville, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Knoxville works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Knoxville’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Knoxville’s Rookies Program offers a gateway to understanding music for first and second graders. Using proprietary set-ups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as other tools, we introduce our Rookies to music fundamentals in a fun way. The skills and passion for music that our Rookies learn prepares them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our Knoxville Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. We encourage our students to explore various instruments and play styles so they begin to understand how individual contributions form a band; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in Knoxville’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

  • Our preschool-aged Little Wing students at School of Rock Knoxville learn the creativity, confidence, and lasting experience they need to grow into life-long lovers and practitioners of music. Our exclusive approach to music education opens new doors of fun and excitement for children, from teamwork to the joy of rocking out on a favorite instrument. We create a safe, inclusive environment where music and learning work hand-in-hand to foster amazing growth in our Knoxville Rookies.

    Little Wing students at School of Rock Knoxville enjoy a broad assortment of music-centric games based on some of the most recognizable music in rock and roll history. With great music, a solid foundation in fun, and an environment that fosters real friendships, our students get an opportunity to grow like nowhere else.

    All Students in Knoxville’s Little Wing Program can expect:

    • Exploration of hand percussion and other tools to spark their imagination
    • Unique and engaging music games
    • Teamwork, cooperation, and group music activities
    • Fundamental skills for music and life
    • Fun and practical learning combined, perfectly tailored to growing minds!

At School of Rock Knoxville, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits. Knoxville students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits b...
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At School of Rock Knoxville, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Knoxville students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

All students in Knoxville’s Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Upcoming Events

    • September 24
      10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      ROCK 101 Rehearsal GROUP B
    • September 28
      6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      ROCK 101 Rehearsal GROUP A
    • September 29
      5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      GET IN THE GROOVE Performance Rehearsal
      REHEARSAL
    • October 1
      10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      ROCK 101 Rehearsal GROUP B
    • October 5
      6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      ROCK 101 Rehearsal GROUP A
    • October 6
      5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      GET IN THE GROOVE Performance Rehearsal
      REHEARSAL
    • October 8
      10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      ROCK 101 Rehearsal GROUP B
    • October 12
      6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      ROCK 101 Rehearsal GROUP A
    • October 13
      5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      GET IN THE GROOVE Performance Rehearsal
      REHEARSAL
    • October 15
      10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      ROCK 101 Rehearsal GROUP B
    • October 19
      6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      ROCK 101 Rehearsal GROUP A
    • October 19
      6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      ROCK 101 Rehearsal GROUP A
    • October 20
      5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      GET IN THE GROOVE Performance Rehearsal
      REHEARSAL
    • October 22
      10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      ROCK 101 Rehearsal GROUP B
    • October 26
      6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      ROCK 101 Rehearsal GROUP A
    • October 27
      5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      GET IN THE GROOVE Performance Rehearsal
      REHEARSAL
    • October 29
      10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      ROCK 101 Rehearsal GROUP B
    • November 3
      5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      GET IN THE GROOVE Performance Rehearsal
    • November 10
      5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      GET IN THE GROOVE Performance Rehearsal
      REHEARSAL
    • November 17
      5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      GET IN THE GROOVE Performance Rehearsal
      REHEARSAL
    • November 24
      5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      GET IN THE GROOVE Performance Rehearsal
      REHEARSAL

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Staff

    • Meet MEET OUR AMAZING TEAM!!!
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      Our Instructors live to play, and play to Live! Real gigging musicians, with education on the road or in the classroom. They employ the best techniques to get their students playing faster in a col...
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      Our Instructors live to play, and play to Live! Real gigging musicians, with education on the road or in the classroom. They employ the best techniques to get their students playing faster in a collaborative band environment.

      Passionate, experienced, and student focused, these musicians understand the power of mastering instruments through the group experience.
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    • Meet Brian David Lee
      Brian Lee & Scott Robbins founded Bad Weather Blues in the mid 1990’s with Will Begg and Aaron Stith establishing them as a solid house band for Baker/Peters and other venues in Knoxville. Brian ...
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      Brian Lee & Scott Robbins founded Bad Weather Blues in the mid 1990’s with Will Begg and Aaron Stith establishing them as a solid house band for Baker/Peters and other venues in Knoxville. Brian currently also plays with The Royal Hounds (local rockabilly band) and is an accredited guitar teacher in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge area. Steve Sommers, a Seattle native, played drums in the 90’s during the peak of Seattle’s music revolution; opening for bands like The Sweet, Grunttruck, and Candlebox. I play with the Royal Hounds only occasionally now. The other bands that I play in are "Soul Finger" band and "Killroy" band. He is also the super duper extra funky guitarist of State Street Rhythm Section and an avid Zeppelin vinyl collector!
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    • Meet Jay Locke
      Jay Locke is a professional drummer out of Knoxville, Tn.Raised in the Bronx, NY, Jay showed an early passion for rhythm and art. He got his first taste of percussion through learning the xylophon...
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      Jay Locke is a professional drummer out of Knoxville, Tn.Raised in the Bronx, NY, Jay showed an early passion for rhythm and art. He got his first taste of percussion through learning the xylophone in a 3rd grade after-school music course. Moving back to his birthplace of Maryville, TN in early 2001, Jay began teaching himself to play the acoustic kit at his church. This began his musical journey, which would lead him to began dabbling in country, rock and eventually metal where he formed his current project "Victims of Euphoria", a nu metal group that performs regularly in Knoxville. Still rooted in gospel, Jay is a volunteer musician for Faith Promise Church and has recently become a certified drum coach approved by the founders of drumeo.com In 2012, Jay found his passion for playing drums extended to showing others how to play as well, thus beginning his teaching career to date.
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      • Drums, Percussion, and Show Direction
    • Meet Melanie Rogers
      Although not a musician herself, Melanie has spent many years working with and for them. With her love of music and culinary arts background she spent about a decade touring the United States and C...
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      Although not a musician herself, Melanie has spent many years working with and for them. With her love of music and culinary arts background she spent about a decade touring the United States and Canada with many well-known musicians as a Catering Crew Chief. In this position she managed a full-service catering operation for Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Eagles, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Maroon 5, and more.
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    • Meet Ms. Ellie
      Greeter, Hugger, Flopper
    • Meet Mariel Westervelt
      Studio Coordinator, Vocal and Keys Instructor
      Mariel’s musical odyssey began when, as a bright eyed five year old, she was chosen to sing a solo during a church performance, and subsequently missed the vocal entrance to the song completely. ...
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      Mariel’s musical odyssey began when, as a bright eyed five year old, she was chosen to sing a solo during a church performance, and subsequently missed the vocal entrance to the song completely. (Her parents have this on VHS as proof). Luckily her musical endeavors didn’t end there. She went on to study Vocal Performance at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where she participated in various forms of singing; everything from opera to acapella to jazz groups. She’s been sharing the gift of music with others since 2012. She spends her free time listening to records at home with her chihuahua, Sweet T, and going to local music and art shows.
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    • Meet Aram Takvoryan
      Bass, Drum, & Guitar Instructor
      Originally from New York, Aram has been teaching for 14 years in private lessons on bass, drums, and guitar. Years ago, he played in the band St. Somewhere which toured all around and opened for Ji...
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      Originally from New York, Aram has been teaching for 14 years in private lessons on bass, drums, and guitar. Years ago, he played in the band St. Somewhere which toured all around and opened for Jimmy Buffett. Currently he's playing with K-town, The Big Wooly, and Caution, which play regularly around Knoxville.
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    • Meet CAMERON MOORE
      Instructor
      Growing up in Memphis, learned to play guitar, bass, and cello beginning at age 9. By 15, started gigging with jazz/funk/rock groups around town. Main instrument is the electric guitar but am able ...
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      Growing up in Memphis, learned to play guitar, bass, and cello beginning at age 9. By 15, started gigging with jazz/funk/rock groups around town. Main instrument is the electric guitar but am able to play/teach bass. Graduated from the University of Tennessee in May of 2016. Been giving private lessons now for 2-3 years. Bands I play in around town include Three Star Revival, Cumberland Station, Granpa's Stash, as well as my own group called the Cam Duffy Band.
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Testimonials

  • “School of Rock has taught me how to perform in public with self-confidence. ”
    — Dan, 18, Downingtown, PA
  • ““School of Rock. The best music school anywhere. This whole idea of getting kids not just taking lessons and learning notes and chords, but learning songs and playing with other young musicians, and getting out on stage… I was so impressed that my daughter Cheyenne goes to School of Rock on Long Island.” ”
    — Dee Snider, Twisted Sister
  • “You want your kid to be passionate about something, whether it be sports, scouts, dance or whatever. School of Rock does this for my son. We have discovered a talent we didn't know he had. My son would live at School of Rock if he could. We’ve already recommended the program to several friends. ”
    — Susan Snyder, Clifton, VA
  • “Our son explored many other extra-curricular activities prior to SOR, and no other activity was able to keep his interest. He has been challenged with new material, gained a foundation in theory and songwriting, as well as learned how to work in a group with other students to put on phenomenal rock 'n roll concerts in real" concert venues." ”
    — Trisha Ybarra-Peters, Leesburg, VA